Mob II, 2015
Giclée print on 100% cotton fine art paper
Available in 2 sizes:
A1 (84,1 cm x 59,4 cm)
A0 (118,9 cm x 84,1 cm)
Edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs
CM H 84.1 W 59.4
IN H 33.11 W 23.39
Mob II, 2015
With Albus, Dingwall seeks to inspire a public debate on the taboo subject of albinism, as albinos are frequently discriminated and subject to superstition and violence throughout Africa. In many areas of the continent, magical powers are attributed to them; some are even killed, their body parts much sought after. He portrays albinism in a striking manner, in sharp contrast with conventional notions of beauty.
“I do what I do for the love of new experiences. My imagery is not bound by language or culture. I want my work to speak for itself and for people to interpret it in their own way. I want people to be affected by my images... As long as someone is feeling something, I am achieving my goals.”
Justin Dingwall (b. 1983) is a successful Johannesburg-based artistic photographer. He achieved a Baccalaureus Technologies in Photography Cum Laude from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2004. Dingwall has exhibited extensively both locally in South Africa and Internationally. He has been selected for various awards including, SA Taxi Foundation Art Award 2015, Sasol New Signatures 2014, and IPA – int’l photography awards 2013.
The artist creates images that resonate with emotion and challenges traditional notions of beauty. His works leans towards the unusual, and avenues less travelled with cultural undertones.
Founded in 2003 by Jutta and Joachim Melchers, ARTCO evolved from an art agency into a gallery in 2005. Based in Aachen, Germany, ARTCO Gallery is situated in the heart of Europe, close to Cologne and Düsseldorf, and bordering Belgium and the Netherlands.
The gallery represents a selection of local and international artists with a particular interest in painting and photography. ARTCO's main focus is the presentation of established and emerging artists with an African background.
The gallery participates in a number of international fairs, seeking to bring art from the African continent to the widest possible audience. In addition to its programme of solo shows and group exhibitions, ARTCO Gallery publishes art books, catalogues and printed matter.
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